Google’s secret weapon for protecting its employees email accounts is now available for everyone — and it only costs $50 (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google A new Google product, launched on Wednesday, is worth considering for anyone who thinks they needs better protection for their personal data and files.  You can now buy the Titan Security Key from Google. It’s a little dongle that you plug into your computer or pair with your phone to help keep your accounts […]

Twitter says it will not ban Alex Jones and Infowars accounts

The Twitter accounts of Alex Jones and his show Infowars have not been suspended because the conspiracy theorist hasn’t violated the rules of the social network service, company CEO has explained. “We didn’t suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday. We know that’s hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn’t violated our rules,” […]

Streaming service deletes 600k accounts in 60 days amid epidemic of child sexual exploitation

Live-streaming app LiveMe has deleted 600,000 accounts of children under the age of 13 in the last 60 days since media reports emerged that pedophiles were using the service to exploit underage users. The app, which has been downloaded more than 90 million times, shares the user’s location and allows users to search for who […]

Dozens of people who re-tweeted an article with Trump adviser Stephen Miller’s phone number had their accounts suspended

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Several Twitter accounts were suspended Wednesday for sharing a Splinter News article containing a private phone number belonging to White House aide Stephen Miller. Miller is supposedly the architect of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. Twitter has since re-instated the suspended accounts after the phone number was shut off. Twitter suspended […]

Sixers president accused of leaking info with burner Twitter accounts

More than a few people have burner Twitter accounts to track news, comment anonymously or even make in-jokes between friends. For Philadelphia 76ers basketball operations president Bryan Colangelo, however, those disposable accounts may land him in serious trouble. The Ringer claimed that Colangelo has been quietly running five Twitter accounts, four of which were used […]

Report links high-ranking 76ers executive to Twitter accounts that criticized Joel Embiid, other executives, and appeared to leak player medical info

Matt Rourke/AP A bombshell report by Ben Detrick of The Ringer has linked Philadelphia 76ers’ president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo to five anonymous Twitter accounts. The accounts were critical of 76ers players, including Joel Embiid, other NBA executives, including former 76ers GM Sam Hinkie and current Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri, and seemingly leaked […]

Yahoo hacker whose work compromised 500M accounts sentenced to 5 years

Enlarge / Yahoo! Inc. signage is displayed at the company’s headquarters in Sunnyvale, California in 2016. (credit: Noah Berger/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The Canadian man who pled guilty last year to a massive spear-phishing operation of Yahoo employees—which ultimately resulted in 500 million accounts being compromised—has been sentenced to five years in prison. Karim Baratov, […]

Central banks should consider offering accounts to everyone

A RECESSION strikes. Central banks leap into action, cutting interest rates to perk up investment. But what if, as now, there is not much cutting to do, with rates already at or close to zero? In such cases the manual calls for purchases of government bonds with newly printed cash—quantitative easing, or QE—swelling the reserves […]